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Little Garadice, Ballinamore

This is one of Leitrim’s forgotten venues but still capable of producing large nets of bream, hard fighting hybrids, tench and plenty of roach. It is a small lake with limited bank space for four anglers and responds well to a spot of pre-baiting. The Shannon-Erne Waterway runs in and out of Little Garadice along the left hand shore and those locals who have fished the water recommend casting a groundbait feeder into the “crease”; which is the edge of the flowing water and the lake. The lake is located on the opposite side of the road to Haughton’s Shore where there is an excellent slipway for anyone wanting to tackle Little Garadice from a boat.

Species: Bream, skimmer bream, roach, hybrids, tench, pike and perch
Best baits: Worm, caster, red maggot and corn
Popular methods: Long pole and groundbait feeder
Local tackle shop: Angler’s Rest, Main Street, Ballyconnell and
Irish Bait & Tackle, Ardlougher

Access: Road side parking close to the entrance to Haughton’s Shore Directions: From Ballinamore take the Cavan road (R199) for about five miles and you will start running along Garadice Lough on your right. You will then come to a narrow bridge and there is a sign on the right for Haughton’s Shore. There is parking space along the road immediately on your right and a stone style on the opposite side of the road. There is a 75 yard walk to the bank